This is an archived version of the documentation for SonarQube-7.2.
See the Latest Documentation for current functionality.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to trigger a full SonarQube ES reindex?

Currently, the only way to force a reindex is to:

  • Stop your server

  • Remove the contents of the $SQ_HOME/data/es5 directory

  • Start your server

How to bulk remove projects not scanned for too long?

In Administration > Projects > Management, SonarQube 6.7+ introduced an option called "Last analysis before" to filter projects not scanned since a given date.

When it's required to bulk delete projects not scanned for more than one year for example, use "Last analysis before" with "today - 1 year" to get the list of projects then click on the "Select All" checkbox and finally the "Delete" button.

All of this can be automated by using the corresponding Web API api/projects/bulk_delete ?analyzedBefore=YYYY-MM-DD

I can't use my HTTP Proxy since I upgraded to Java8u111

If you are getting this error in the logs when trying to use the Marketplace: Unable to tunnel through proxy. Proxy returns "HTTP/1.1 407 Proxy Authentication Required

... you probably upgraded your Java8 installation with an update greater than 111. To fix that, change your like this:

sonar.web.javaOpts=-Xmx512m -Xms128m -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Djdk.http.auth.tunneling.disabledSchemes=""


How to remove False-Positive issues?

False-Positive and Won't Fix

You can mark individual issues as False Positive or Won't Fix through the issues interface. However, this solution doesn't work across branches - you'll have to re-mark the issue False Positive for each branch under analysis. So an in-code approach may be preferable if multiple branches of a project are under analysis:


You can use the generic mechanism implemented in SonarQube: put //NOSONAR at the end of the line of the issue. This will suppress the all issues - now and in the future - that might be raised on the line.

Switch Off Issues

You can review an issue to flag it as false positive directly from the user interface.